Current Openings

Annual Giving & Membership Manager

Grants Manager

Education Intern

Volunteer Docent


Annual Giving & Membership Manager 

Working under the direction of the Director of Development, the Annual Giving & Membership Manager oversees all primary functions related to the Annual Fund and Maryland Historical Society membership program. In addition to those responsibilities outlined below, this position is a key member of a small, high functioning staff and provides guidance and support to multiple departments throughout the organization regarding fundraising activities. 


·         In conjunction with Director of Development, create and execute a yearly plan to advance the Annual Fund and Membership programs with particular attention paid to Leadership members. 

·         Manage overall process for retention, acquisition/reacquisition, and upgrading of current members. 

·         Plan and implement varied Annual Fund solicitations. 

·         Supervise the work of the Development Coordinator. 

·         Maintain and manage the Raiser’s Edge donor database and related systems (in conjunction with Development Coordinator) to ensure accuracy, security and efficiency for all database processes, as well as actas primary account contact for software provider. 

·         Create and disseminate requested reporting for internal and external stakeholders. 

·         Support the Director of Public Programs in planning and executing events while integrating Annual Fund and Membership appeals as applicable. 

·         Serve as primary liaison to the Development Committee for the Board of Trustees 

·         Work with the IT and Marketing staff to ensure consistency in web and print materials with MdHS branding and manage social media and other electronic outreach to membership and potential donors. 

·         Act as a liaison to the Young Defenders (an affinity group of young supporters of the MdHS) and the society and engage members in our overall activities. 

·         And other duties as may be required.        


  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, and at least three years of relevant experience in development, communications, and/or sales & marketing.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability work as a member of a diverse team while also working independently, and the highest regard for confidential donor information are a must.
  •    Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database is highly preferred. 

To apply:

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and full benefits, including health insurance and 403(b) retirement plan.

Please submit resume and cover letter to: EOE. No phone calls.

Grants Manager 

The Grants Manager carries out an aggressive plan to identify, solicit, manage and maintain support from public and private funders. Sources include state and local government agencies and private and corporate foundations. The position works closely with program and finance departments. 


  •  Conduct research to identify project-appropriate funding sources
  •  Write project-specific and general support grant proposals and applications; letters of inquiry, progress reports and other correspondence to prospective and renewing foundations, corporations, and government agencies
  • Gather and prepare all materials to accompany grant requests (financial data, bios, required forms, etc.)
  •  Prepare weekly tracking reports of submitted funding requests
  • Produce acknowledgment and thank you letters
  •  Track submitted proposals (i.e. confirms receipt of mailings and online applications, etc.)
  •  Ensure grant compliance through the timely submission of interim and final reports

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must possess excellent writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, internet and fundraising software. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a plus
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects/deadlines
  • Knowledge of Baltimore’s philanthropic community a plus
  • A track record of producing successful grant applications
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Two or more years of grant writing experience, preferably in a museum, educational or cultural institution.
  • Experience with foundation, government and corporate grants.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and full benefits, including health insurance and 403(b) retirement plan.

Please send a cover letter and resume to


Education Internship 

The Maryland Historical Society Education Department is seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.  Training on MdHS collections, exhibitions, tour methodology and themes, and museum policies will be provided. We are looking for interns to commit to 8 - 10 hours per week on Wednesdays and Fridays. Education Interns will help lead and facilitate School Tours, Family Programs, and occasional Adult Tours.


  • 18 years or older
  • Enthusiastic and friendly personality
  • Interest in and some knowledge of American history and culture (Maryland history desired)
  • Physical ability to lead indoor walking tours (including stairs) of up to 2 hours
  • Background in history, art, or art history preferred
  • Experience in museum, teaching, public speaking, or theater preferred


  • Stipend of $1,000 for the semester
  • Complimentary MdHS membership, including free library and museum admission
  • Complimentary admission to MdHS lectures and programs
  • Professional orientation and ongoing monthly training
  • Annual enrichment field trip
  • An opportunity to make new friends with similar interests!

To Apply:

Please may email your resume and application to:

Click Here to Download Application 



Volunteer Docent 

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is recruiting volunteer docents to deliver interactive tours and programs for student and adult groups. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.

For more information about this position click here!

To apply to this position please download and complete the application